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xtootsy16x Report 20 Feb 2012 13:49

Hi Im looking for any descendant from Thomas Jeffries b. 1873 & married in 1911 , his parents were Thomas Jeffries & Matilda Price, im not sure who he married. He was one of 11 children. Many thanks


GlitterBaby Report 20 Feb 2012 13:55

How can you look for possible relatives if you do not know who he married or if the marriage in 1911 is actually the same person

Looks like he was born in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire


GlitterBaby Report 20 Feb 2012 14:07

There is one on 1911 census with wife called Maria

Also on 1901 census again with wife Maria

How have you arrived at the 1911 marriage

JEFFRIES, Thomas Head Married M 38 1873 Fish Dealer Lancashire Barrow in Furness VIEW
JEFFRIES, Maria Wife Married F 35 1876 Assisting In The Business Wostershire N K VIEW


RG number:
RG14 Piece:
25652 Reference:
RG14PN25652 RG78PN1473 RD482 SD1 ED2 SN163

Registration District:
Barrow in Furness Sub District:
Barrow in Furness Enumeration District:
2 Parish:
Barrow in Furness

72 Smeaton St Barrow-In-Furness

Name: Thomas Jefferies
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1873
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Maria Jefferies
Gender: Male
Where born: Barrow, Lancashire, England

Civil parish: Barrow
Ecclesiastical parish: St Matthew
Town: Barrow
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Barrow in Furness
Sub-registration district: Barrow in Furness
ED, institution, or vessel: 28
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 188
Piece: 4014
Folio: 100
Page Number: 31
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Jefferies 28
Maria Jefferies 25
Albert E Jefferies 8 Months

Class: RG13; Piece: 4014; Folio: 100; Page: 31

Probably the wrong family as Thomas in 1891 is a blacksmith apprentice


xtootsy16x Report 20 Feb 2012 14:39

Im sorry to be a pain, but the Jeffries family is hard to fathom out for me ,i have a John Jeffriesb. 1820 who married Elizabeth Swingwood b.1821 they went onto have 13 children, their son Thomas b.1843 married Matida Price b.1846 they had 11 children.... its their son Thomas b. 1873 that i am looking for a marriage for ,two names came up on BMD, but i dont know how to find out who he married! MY PROBLEM is that JOHN JEFFRIES b. 1820 had a brother who also married and had about 11-13 children and his children have the same names as Johns children.. I know the difinate year of his marriage was 1911 because i am in possession of an engraved crystal glass that was at his reception, but it only states Mr & Mrs Jeffries. Im sorry but i dont have access to other sites this one i have found to be a problem THANKS TO ALL, FOR LOOKING UP INFO FOR ME


Reggie Report 20 Feb 2012 16:52

People will help if they can, but you must give some location info

Where was the 1911 marriage you mentioned?


Reggie Report 20 Feb 2012 16:54

This is the only 1911 marriage on freebmd

Marriages Dec 1911 (>99%)

Jeffries Thomas Bridgend 11a 1548
Phillips Jennet Bridgend 11a 1548
REES Mary A Bridgend 11a 1548
Tyrrell John Bridgend 11a 1548


Reggie Report 20 Feb 2012 16:55

Marriages Jun 1865 (>99%)

Jeffries Thomas Stourbridge 6c 218
Price Matilda Stourbridge 6c 218


Reggie Report 20 Feb 2012 17:03

Can you tell us why you think the 1911 marriage was Thomas's, when the glass you mention doesn't record any first names


Reggie Report 20 Feb 2012 17:07

The child shown in 1901

Cumbria Birth indexes for the years: 1900
Surname Forename(s) Sub-District Registers At Mother's Maiden Name Reference
JEFFRIES Albert Edgar Barrow Barrow WOODALL B/86/19


xtootsy16x Report 20 Feb 2012 17:18

its the initial before the surname in scribed on glass


xtootsy16x Report 20 Feb 2012 17:59

thanks for all yr help maybe thomas married twice


xtootsy16x Report 12 Sep 2013 00:35

Hi, I found that Albert Edgar Jeffries was born and died a few months old in 1901, His father Thomas Jeffries divorced Maria Woodall and went on to marry Sarah Burridge, they had 2 children Sarah A Jeffries b.1927 in Cockermouth and Thomas W Jeffries b.1935. in Kendal .Can anyone help me to find their address/es of where they lived, where they married in 1926, and if Sarah and Thomas went on to marry and have families of their own. VERY many thanks to all who can help me


jax Report 12 Sep 2013 02:03

Someone called Margaret has both children in her tree, are you in contact?

You can find the address's of where the children were born on their birth certs same as the marriage cert will give addresses of the bride and groom

So was there really over 30 years age gap between them Sarah looks to have been born 1904

Births Jun 1904 (>99%)

Burridge Sarah Cockermouth 10b 673

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
about Sarah Jeffries
Sarah Jeffries
Birth Date:
30 Apr 1904
Date of Registration:
Jun 1983
Age at Death:
Registration District:
Inferred County:


Reggie Report 12 Sep 2013 08:48

Here's where to's where anyone else would look

This is a'd have to invest the marriage cert to confirm the father's details

Name: STRAND, Sarah Ann
Registration district: Carlisle
County: Cumberland
Year of registration: 2001
Month of registration: September
Date of Birth:20 May 1927
District no: 3751B
Reg no: B64E
Ent no: 202
DOR: 901

If you do find that it's the right Sarah............and that her marriage produced offspring.................remember that you must not include them in your GR tree unless you have permission from each of them


xtootsy16x Report 12 Sep 2013 15:49

thank you very much Reggie, I don't seem to have much luck with freebmd site.


Reggie Report 12 Sep 2013 22:07

Well, you should have no difficulty in finding the marriage which led me to the death I posted........................AND two children.


xtootsy16x Report 12 Sep 2013 22:59

Hi Jax I have got Margaret in my contacts I will contact her x thank you


xtootsy16x Report 22 Sep 2013 23:12

Hi everyone, well a lot of Margarets relatives are hidden on her tree, but many thanks for all your help, I have been onto another site and done a bit more research, also contacted Cumbria Library.. Mnay thanks ;-)